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Famous Armours Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Armours poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous armours poems. These examples illustrate what a famous armours poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Henley, William Ernest
And Millamant and Romeo?
Into the night go one and all.
Where are the braveries, fresh or frayed?
The plumes, the armours -- friend and foe?
The cloth of gold, the rare brocade,
The mantles glittering to and fro?
The pomp, the pride, the royal show?
The cries of war and festival?
The youth, the grace, the charm, the glow?
Into the night go one and all.
The curtain falls, the play is played:
The Beggar packs beside the Beau;
The Monarch troops, and troops the Maid;
T...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...issuing armed he found the host and cried, 
'Thy reckoning, friend?' and ere he learnt it, 'Take 
Five horses and their armours;' and the host 
Suddenly honest, answered in amaze, 
'My lord, I scarce have spent the worth of one!' 
'Ye will be all the wealthier,' said the Prince, 
And then to Enid, 'Forward! and today 
I charge you, Enid, more especially, 
What thing soever ye may hear, or see, 
Or fancy (though I count it of small use 
To charge you) that ye speak not but obe...Read More

by Verhaeren, Emile
..., 'twas life evoking ardent will;
And hell's red cross and Heaven's cross of white
Each marched, with gleam of steely armours' light.
Through streams of blood, to heavens of victory still.

Of old—life, livid, foaming, came and went
'Mid strokes of tocsin and assassin's knife;
Proscribers, murderers, each with each at strife,
While, mad and splendid. Death above them bent.

'Twixt fields of flax and of osiers red.
On the road where nothing doth move or tread,
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